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My Unorthodox Office

Most writers have a home . This is especially true if writing is the only form of income for that person. I have an office, as well, since I consider my part-time job (mommy-ing being my full time job). It has books, notebooks, paper, a desk, writing tools, and a very comfy chair.

But I don't use it.

For me, my office is wherever my child wants to play. I drag my laptop around the house, and I try to avoid doing too much writing while my child is conscious. Nap time is always a writing free-for-all.

But, in the upstairs, I write on the floor. I put the computer on a mini couch we have in our bedroom, sit on the floor, and hope that my typing doesn't wake the little one. Sometimes I'll bring the computer into bed, but that's pretty rare. In the living room, I am much more comfortable on the couch. Sometimes, if I need to focus, I sit at the dining room table. There are less distractions in there. Come to think of it, I almost never write in my office.

I like this method because writing never feels like the same experience. The change in scenery keeps things from getting stale. And I like that I can work and watch my daughter at the same time.

Writing is seriously the best (although not the best paying) I've ever had...

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Ellis wrote on August 27, 2014, 4:50 PM

I don't think you can beat parenting though...

AngelSharum wrote on August 27, 2014, 8:17 PM

I don't have an office. I use my laptop on the couch most often.

allen0187 wrote on August 27, 2014, 9:14 PM

I'd like to have a home office someday. I plan to put it in one corner if my home library.
For now, I write in different places as well when I'm home. I usually write in my room. Sometimes, I even write in the bathroom. LOL!

paigea wrote on September 2, 2014, 4:02 PM

I have a great office and it was one of the things that made me want this house. But I rarely use it. lol

nbaquero wrote on September 10, 2014, 12:46 PM

sconstantino I don't have an office, I do have a desk where I work most of the time, but also I move around my place with my laptop.